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Old 09-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Is this Normal?

Skeebo keeps staring at me, like this. <(0o0)>
So when I go up to his tank, and do this. ='}
He backs up, slightly, and does this weird quick flinching movement. then goes back up to the glass. He's also staying at the top a lot, he didn't used to do this when I had his toy in there.

Is he bored? He's always doing it when I'm home, but when we go to sleep he's in the corner of the tank sleeping too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:08 PM   #2 
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Ooh, like wiggling around? That's the "feed me" dance. Both my boys do it. Mine will flare and dance for me, thinking they are going to get fed everytime I go up to the tank. But sometimes I just go up to say hi :P

Is there a specific reason why you took his toy out? You could get more plants and more hiding spots for him to explore :)
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #3 
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I think his toy may be shredding his fins, so I took it out until I can get him a smoother one this weekend. Lol, He's been flinching at me so much when I go say hi to him and say his name. xD
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:27 AM   #4 
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If by flinching you mean sticking out his gills and undergill (called a "beard"), that's called "flaring." Sticking out his fins in a rigid fashion sometimes goes along with that.

Many keepers hold a mirror up to their fish for 5 minutes a couple times a day to make them flare in a defense against the fish in the mirror. It's good for their attitude and good exercise.

Betta occupy all levels. Being at the top is normal.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #5 
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Yeah, he's ok. Lol. He only does it when he thinks it's feeding time.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #6 
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My fish all line up when I come into the room and watch my every move, hoping for food :P Bettas seem to know what's going on around them and take an interest in people, especially the person they know feeds them.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #7 
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Awww, he's interested in me. :D That's wonderful to know! I am so happy about that.
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